Nier Automata's new lofi album brings some chill beats to the apocolypse

Nier Automata key art with 2B and a machine
(Image credit: Square Enix)

Nier Automata's soundtrack bangs. No ifs, no buts. Quietly beautiful and eerie all at once, every song perfectly encapsulates what makes the game's bleak apocalyptic landscape so mesmerising. So I was very excited when I woke up this morning to find a collection of lofi remixes have dropped on Spotify. They also bang.

The album comes courtesy of Curaga Records—who've previously thrown together some neat lofi collections for Skyrim, Genshin Impact and Deltarune—and lofi artists floopy and LoFi VGM. There are 10 tracks in all, with songs like City Ruins and Song of Ancients being given the crackly downtempo makeover. While my all-time favourite song Memories of Dust has been left out this time, other bangers like Amusement Park and Weight of the World make up for the oversight.

The album is available to peep now on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. If physical music collections are more your vibe, there's a CD and a gorgeous teal-coloured cassette tape up for preorder over on the Materia Store. I gave the whole thing a listen while writing this and I gotta admit, it's pretty damn good. I always enjoy writing to chilled-out videogame vibes and this is another neat collection to add to my ever-growing playlist.

It's strange to think it's already been nearly five years since Nier Automata was released. February 23 marks the half-decade anniversary, and Square Enix is planning to celebrate with a live broadcast. It'll be looking back on the game's anniversary and promises to announce some brand-new information. Nier Automata ver. 1.22474487139... anybody?

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.